ElectionGudie

July 5, 2004 Held

Vanuatu

Republic of Vanuatu

Election for Ni-Vanuatu Parliament

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 52 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Kalkot Matas KELEKELE *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ham LINI
  • Assembly: Vanuatu has a unicameral Parliament with 52 seats.

* The electoral college consists of Parliament and the presidents of the regional councils

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by an electoral college to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Parliament 52 members are elected by popular vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 205,754 ( 2005 )
  • Registered Voters: N/A

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 99,939 (2004)

·         Is Vanuatu a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Vanuatu ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (8 September 1995)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 2 (following the 2004 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 134 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Vanuatu a signatory to CRPD: Yes (17 May 2007)

·         Has Vanuatu ratified CRPD: Yes (23 October 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 30,863 (est.)